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  • Michael Moore runs with Joe Biden’s ‘back in chains’ comment

    08/15/2012 8:19:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 15, 2012 | Staff
    Michael Moore✔ @MMFlint When our democracy is hijacked by Wall Street, the too-big-to-fail banks and the Koch brothers, then we are ALL in chains. 15 Aug 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Never mind that the White House itself has chosen to double down on Vice President Joe Biden’s comment to a crowd in Virginia Tuesday that a President Mitt Romney would “put y’all back in chains.” Moore, Biden admirer and author of “Stupid White Men,” has deemed the backlash “made-up outrage,” picked up the tasteless metaphor and run with it. Michael Moore✔ @MMFlint When u finish college $100K in debt, YOU...
  • Navy submarine commander relieved of duty a week after taking command

    A week after taking command, the USS Pittsburgh (a fast-attack Los Angeles Class sub), commander was relieved of duties for unspecified allegations of personal misconduct, the Navy announced on Sunday. A spokeswoman said no details will be available. The Navy is investigating.
  • Puppet Man (Craziest Paul Ryan rant yet? You decide)

    08/11/2012 10:21:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Blog Critics ^ | August 11, 2012 | Pam Messingham
    As I read that Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan as a running mate, I heard "Puppet Man," by the 5th Dimension, echoing through my head. I wondered if this choice, worse than Palin could even pretend to be, would wake up the 50 percent who chant the "Star Spangled Banner" even though they are clueless as to what that song signifies. I’m sure the tune gets blurred between shouts of Hallelujah and Ave Maria. I have to laugh at this choice. Obviously, Mitt and his puppeteers aren’t concerned with the vote. The majority of independents are lost on Mitt’s choice....
  • Complaint About 'Hooker' Kids Clothes Goes Viral

    08/11/2012 10:17:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Local ^ | 10 Aug 12
    Swedish high street fashion chain Lindex has been hit by an online storm after a woman’s complaint about their “hooker-like” clothing range for young girls went viral. The woman who made the complaint, children’s author Malin Stehn from southern Sweden, posted a message on the Facebook page of Lindex, voicing her disappointment after shopping for her 9-year-old daughter. “I was extremely disappointed by the range. Is it really the wish of the ‘marketers’ (producers and consumers) that nine-year-olds should dress like, excuse the expression, hookers???” The message was posted on Tuesday morning, and has since received over 55,000 likes on...
  • Emma Cowing: Tramp-Stamp Takes on Acceptable Status

    08/11/2012 10:05:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    WHEN I was 17 years old, I got a tattoo. Looking back, I’m not sure I thought it through. Determined my parents shouldn’t find out, I had the offending article inked on to my ankle, thus ushering in a ten-year period during which I only ever appeared in their presence wearing knee length socks or ankle length skirts. I looked like an Amish woman who’d just escaped from a particularly busy threshing season on the farm. Finally, fed up with tripping over my hems and on holiday with my mother in the middle of a hot summer, I came clean,...
  • Is This an NBC Olympic Video, or an Adult Video Preview?

    08/11/2012 10:00:21 PM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 49 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 08/12/2012
    A producer at NBC recently decided to make a video called "Bodies in Motion", showing off Olympic athlete's bodies in various states of competition. Unfortunatley, the music production department chimed in, adding uber-creepy porn-like music to the clip. Critics slammed the network for what seemed like the blatant sexualization of athletes competing for Olympic gold. NBC promptly pulled the video, but left us wondering - What were they thinking? Via LiveLeak: Someone at NBC Apparently Approved This Creepy, Porny Video of Female Olympians. Have you barfed yet today? Get thee to a drain of some kind before watching this video...
  • Ryan is a good man, but does not redeem the abortionist/homosexualist statist Romney

    08/11/2012 4:42:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 5,194 replies
    Aug 11, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Except for his unfortunate go along to get along support of TARP, bailouts, stimulus spending and the increased credit limit, etc, Ryan is a pretty good choice. Probably the best choice of the RINOS that were on Romney's short list. I support Ryan for the vice presidency. Wish he were at the top of the ticket, though. But I still cannot and will not support the grand father of ObamaCare. Romney still loves and brags about his bastard brainchild, RomneyCare, even today when he knows what an anti-liberty socialist POS it is. And the fact that he advocated that abortion...
  • Arizona Tax Defier Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Fraud and Tax Conspiracy

    08/10/2012 10:22:22 PM PDT · by Rabin · 3 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | Friday, August 10, 2012 | Un-Named,
    Office of Public Affairs, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE; Richard Kellogg Armstrong, 77, of Prescott, Ariz., was sentenced today to 108 months in prison plus an 660 day prison term and $1,021,500 of fines. Plus $1,678,834 and forfeit, two residences and a personal aircraft. (neither his wife nor dog has been shot) Armstrong was found guilty of one count of mail fraud, eight counts of filing false claims, three counts of engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from mail fraud, and one count of conspiracy to defraud + 10 acts of contempt of court. “The sentence in this case demonstrates that...
  • Manuel Castro, Chick-fil-A vandal deserves a reward not criminal charges (Compares to MLK, Jr.)

    08/10/2012 3:50:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 10, 2012 | Gregory Kelley
    There is a thin line between free speech and criminal action. Actually that line is supposed to be broader than you think. Free speech is protected as long as it is not a lie used with malicious intent or an expression that destroys other people’s property. So, how do you know when you have crossed over from freedom of expression to freedom to be in handcuffs? Ask Manuel Castro. Wait, you don’t know who he is? Of course you do or gay individuals should. He is the guy that wrote the words “TASTE LIKE HATE” all over the Chick-fil-A in...
  • DEA Announces Largest Single U.S. Strike Against Mexican Drug Cartels

    08/08/2012 10:14:57 PM PDT · by Rabin · 22 replies
    Contact: Terri K. Wyatt Special Agent/PIO, (214) 366-6900 ^ | October 22, 2009 | DEA Public Affairs,
    “ATF’s arrest of defendants in Project Coronado highlight the almost inseparable link between illegal trafficking of firearms and narcotics between the U.S. and Mexico,” said ATF Acting Director Kenneth Melson. “ATF ... focuses its investigative tools on criminal groups such as La Familia, ... It is alleged that La Familia used proceeds from the sale of drugs to purchase or obtain hundreds of firearms that were then moved illicitly to Mexico.” Project Coronado through OCDETF., (Special Operations Division), DEA, FBI, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Marshals Service and ATF, as well...
  • Why? Why Aurora, Ft. Hood, Gabby Giffords, VA Tech...(Blech!)

    08/07/2012 2:30:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Patch ^ | July 24, 2012 | Heather Borden Herve
    Will it ever stop? Not at the rate we’re going. Will it stop with absolutist arguments from either side on the gun debate? Not with the ‘You’ll-only-pry-this-weapon-out-of-my-cold-dead-hands’ mentality nor with the ‘Make-all-guns-illegal' argument either. Why? Why does Aurora happen? What does it say about us as a culture, that this kind of thing happens here? That it happens here more than it happens any other place in the world? We’re not at war at home. We’re not in a place where suicide bombings happen, and we’re not currently engaged in a religious or territorial war within our own borders. Why...
  • Giants Facebook Page Hacked, Calls Chick-fil-A President (Explitive)

    08/05/2012 11:45:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Fri., Aug. 3 2012 | Erin Sherbert
    We can only imagine how delighted San Franciscans were yesterday when they learned their hometown baseball team had weighed in on the whole Chick-fil-A flap with this pointed post: SNIP Although we wouldn't put it past the Giants to pop off in defense of gays, this Facebook message, which, by the way got eight likes in a matter of seconds, was nothing but a bored hacker at work. According to sports blogs, the Giants were one of many baseball teams whose Facebook accounts were hacked this week. It all started when the Yankees posted this very surprising message about team...
  • Support Mark Neumann Bus Tour [Tea Party Express: WI and MO]

    08/05/2012 7:20:53 PM PDT · by Syncro · 101 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | August 5, 2012 | Staff
    Support Mark Neumann Bus Tour Posted on August 5, 2012 August 7th – August 9th, 2012 Day 1: Tuesday, August 7th La Crosse, WI – 2:00-2:45 PMEau Claire, WI – 5:30-6:15 PM Day 2: Wednesday, August 8th Superior, WI – 8:30-9:00 AMWausau, WI – 1:30-2:00 PMMadison, WI – 5:30-6:15 PM Day 3: Thursday, August 9th Milwaukee, WI – 10:00-10:45 AMFond du Lac, WI – 12:45-1:15 PMAppleton, WI – 3:15-3:45 PMGreen Bay/ De Pere, WI – 5:30-6:15 PM  
  • Just a Little Venting

    08/05/2012 6:50:59 PM PDT · by Wharthog1775 · 27 replies
    My head | Wharthog1775
    I know everyone is worked up about the presidential election but let's talk about something else for a moment. Lets talk about citizenship, the 2nd amendment, and the supreme court. Starting with citizenship, why are we born citizens? I think Heinlein had it right. Everyone, even the natural born Americans should have to earn citizenship. Everyone born here should have basic inalienable rights, but they should not be able to vote unless they are a citizen. Military service should guaranty citizenship assuming there was no dishonorable discharge. Otherwise you should have to keep your nose clean graduate high school and...
  • Do we really need to own guns? (Yes, he's serious)

    08/05/2012 2:26:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2012 | Joseph Cotto
    Following the Aurora shooting, the subject of gun control has returned to our national dialogue. Earlier this week, I wrote about my plan for firearms safety. The article itself was quite popular in terms of readership, but not so much when it came to reader commentary. What I proposed was quite simple; that a thirty day waiting period for firearm sales be mandated by the government. During this time, law enforcement officials would conduct a series of comprehensive background checks on all purchasers. If nothing negative were to turn up, then an individual could retrieve his or her gun after...
  • David Frum: Fried chicken for Jesus

    08/04/2012 10:00:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The National Post ^ | August 4, 2012 | David Frum
    Welcome to 21st century America, where everybody is a victim. Once upon a time, victim status was the reserved property of a few minority groups. No longer! Americans have opened the doors of self-pity to all. White or black, rich or poor, straight or gay, male or female: all believe themselves uniquely persecuted and oppressed. This July, a humble fried chicken sandwich became the symbol of two competing persecution narratives: gays vs. Christians. The sandwich is made by Chick-Fil-A, a 1,600-store restaurant franchise owned by the billionaire Cathy family of Atlanta, Georgia. The Cathy family have generously supported Christian causes:...
  • Vote - Are Women's Beach Volleyball Uniforms Too Sexy?

    08/04/2012 9:56:20 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 102 replies
    There is a controversy brewing at the London Olympics and it doesn't involve judges, steroids, or tanking matches (we're looking at you Badminton) - it involves bikinis. Critics are claiming that not only are the women's beach volleyball uniforms too sexy, but that photographers seem to be focusing an inordinate number of their images on certain parts of the female anatomy. Are the Olympics women's beach volleyball photos too sexy? That is the claim being made by some people who find that too many pictures of these female Olympians are filled with crotch shots and close-ups of women's derrieres in...
  • Vote - Are Women's Beach Volleyball Uniforms Too Sexy?

    08/04/2012 9:56:10 AM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 14 replies
    There is a controversy brewing at the London Olympics and it doesn't involve judges, steroids, or tanking matches (we're looking at you Badminton) - it involves bikinis. Critics are claiming that not only are the women's beach volleyball uniforms too sexy, but that photographers seem to be focusing an inordinate number of their images on certain parts of the female anatomy. Are the Olympics women's beach volleyball photos too sexy? That is the claim being made by some people who find that too many pictures of these female Olympians are filled with crotch shots and close-ups of women's derrieres in...
  • Networks That Fawned Over Obama's World Tour Mock Romney's International 'Blunders'

    08/03/2012 8:35:19 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 02, 2012 | Scott Whitlock
    Mitt Romney's week-long international trip resulted in unrelentingly negative coverage from the big three broadcast networks, a stark change from the glowing press awarded to then-candidate Barack Obama's world tour in 2008. While "MSM" pr0mod Obama rock star (from the Associated Press: "It's not only Obama's youth, eloquence and energy that have stolen hearts across the Atlantic...."), Romney endured a focus on gaffes and the trivial.
  • Re:"Mal and Val - not Ann and the Old Man" Any evidence Valerie Sarruf is Obama's mom? (vanity)

    08/01/2012 11:18:33 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 1,882 replies
    "Meet The Parents....of alias Barack Obama. Black Sunni Muslim father and White Lebanese Christian mother. Born in the ME, raised in Indonesia, became BHO II in 1982." Dr. Ron J. Polland The “Mal-Val” youtube video at the link was posted by FReeper Polarik (Dr. Ron Polland) in August of 2011 and while morphing the image of a woman named “Val” into an image of Obama, he insinuates that “Val” is Obama’s mom. One year later this youtube has only 1,150 views. In July 2012, two FReepers associated the woman, “Val,” in Polarik’s Youtube with Lebanese actress Valerie Sarruf and have...
  • Scientism: Athanor 2.0: The Hydrotron

    07/30/2012 10:10:56 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 18 replies
    Ecat World ^ | July 28, 2012 | Frank Acland
    Athanor 2.0: The Hydrotron ECat World ^ | July 28, 2012 | Frank Acland Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 11:11:01 AM by Kevmo Athanor 2.0: The Hydrotron High School kids who have replicated a cold fusion cell. http://www.e-catworld.com/2012/07/athanor-2-0-the-hydrotron/ [Update: Video Posted] July 28, 2012 It has not been very easy to find out what has been happening with the Pirelli High School’s cold fusion reactor (named the Athanor) which was introduced earlier this year — at least English language sources discussing it have been hard to find. A comment today from Ugo Abundo, the professor who leads the research,...
  • Markey, Schumer Call on Temporary Block for CNOOC-Nexen Deal

    07/30/2012 8:47:09 PM PDT · by Rabin · 9 replies
    RigZone ^ | Monday, July 30, 2012 | Karen Boman
    Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has joined Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) in calling for the United States to issue a conditional block CNOOC's proposed acquisition of Canada-based Nexen, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Markey said that Nexen has drilled for oil in the U.S. without paying royalties and that, if the merger proceeded, would result in a "massive transfer of wealth" to China at the expense of the American taxpayer, the Wall Street Journal reported. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Friday asked Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to block CNOOC's proposed acquisition of Canada-based energy company Nexen until the...
  • Newsflash. Chick-fil-A run by businessmen, not 7 year old children

    07/28/2012 6:25:45 PM PDT · by bigLusr · 29 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 7/27/2012 | Cheryl Phillips
    Thanks for the info. I have added this statement to my post: "Please note: I have reached out to Chick-fil-A via email and on their Facebook page for a statement about this situation and they have not responded. This article will be updated when I receive an official statement from Chick-fil-A."
  • US House Rejects Obama Offshore Drilling Plan

    07/25/2012 9:19:47 PM PDT · by Rabin · 8 replies
    Rigzone ^ | July 25, 2012 | Karen Boman
    The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected the Obama administration's proposed five-year offshore drilling plan... Under the president's plan, (the next) a lease sale is scheduled for offshore Virginia in 2017 House Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04), "President Obama's rewritten offshore plan represents a giant step backwards for American offshore energy production and a giant lost opportunity to create over a million new American jobs,"...
  • EPA Scientists Receive Presidential Honor

    07/24/2012 11:38:15 PM PDT · by Rabin · 3 replies
    yosemite.epa ^ | 07/23/2012 | News Releases from Headquarters
    Two U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scientists were named as recipients of the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The award, is being given to EPA’s Dr. Mehdi Hazai and Mr. Adam Eisele, (and 96 others) as the highest (0nly) honor in the early stages of "independent" research. "Early" EPA Career Mr. Eisele developed and used air sampling to identify and characterize local sources of air pollution in (1 to 2 mile high community elevations). His research is being used to identify community health risks due to... oil and gas production sources. "Early" Career Dr. (EPA...
  • Our rights in crowded theaters (Please don't read while eating)

    07/22/2012 9:00:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | July 22, 2012 | James Rowen
    Every American student who's taken a civic class has heard Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.'s admonition that free speech under the US Constitution doesn't give you the right to shout "fire" in a crowded theater. So the right to bear arms under the 2nd amendment - - written at a time when citizen militias might be needed to fend off the British or a foreign power intent on undermining the new Republic - - shouldn't mean someone has the right to barge into a crowded theater, open fire and slaughter people with powerful guns and ammunition obtained legally. Yet we...
  • Why aren't 'Booty Pop' boy's parents in jail?

    07/22/2012 5:15:11 PM PDT · by redreno · 24 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Published July 11, 2012 | By Dr. Keith Ablow
    Carla and K Roundtree, parents of a 6-year-old rapper and Tyler Council, producer of the boy's “Booty Pop” music video should be legally charged with child sexual abuse, convicted and made to register as sexual offenders. The parental rights of his parents should be suspended, pending an investigation by child protective services. Why?
  • N.Korean Army Chief 'Refused to Go Quietly

    07/21/2012 11:58:14 PM PDT · by Rabin · 7 replies
    chosun ilbo ^ | July 22, 2012 | un-named
    A gunbattle broke out when the North Korean regime removed army chief Ri Yong-ho from office, leaving 20 to 30 dead. Some intelligence analysts believe Ri, who has not been seen since his abrupt sacking earlier this week, was injured or killed in the confrontation.
  • Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the NAACP

    07/13/2012 10:34:07 PM PDT · by Rabin · 16 replies
    DoJ ^ | July 10, 2012 | witheld
    – nationwide – homicide is the leading cause of death for black men between the ages of 15 and 24... nationally, only 8% of white voting age citizens, while (according to some recent studies) 25% of African-American voting age citizens, lack a government-issued photo ID it’s why the leadership of organizations like the NAACP ... remains as vital as ever. It’s also why, today’s Justice Department has made an unprecedented commitment to protecting the safety – and potential – of our children
  • Am I Not Supposed To Support Trayvon Cause I'm White? (Worse than it sounds)

    07/10/2012 3:26:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Global Grind ^ | July 10, 2012 | Michael Skolnik, editor-in-chief & political dir. for Russell Simmons
    It was Thanksgiving. A very cold November afternoon. I must have been 19 or 20 years old...home for the holiday from UCLA, where I was studying theater. My bube (grandmother) was still alive. My entire family sat around the dinner table, doing what the Skolniks love to do...talk politics. Of course we ate turkey. cranberry sauce. mashed potatoes. the usual. a little tofurkey for the vegetarians in the crew. The tone was light. Soft jabs. No heavy punching, since we all come from the same political cloth. But when the conversation turned to race, the tone got a little bit...
  • Bank On Yourself - ???

    07/08/2012 6:45:55 AM PDT · by WhoisAlanGreenspan? · 19 replies
    I've searched and found only one mention, a joke, about bank on yourself here on FR. I listen to talk radio and one station WDTK - The Patriot, advertises bankonyourself.com so I thought I'd check it out. It has to do with a concept of over-funding a whole life insurance policy that you can earn interest on at a much higher rate than a savings account, and of course you can borrow money from it as well. Recently my business changed mortgage lenders and switched from paying an escrow for the property tax to maintaining my own in a credit...
  • Ted Nugent: ‘Best’ if South had won Civil War

    07/07/2012 4:51:17 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 272 replies
    Seattle Post intelligencer ^ | July 6, 2012 | N/A
    Aging rocker and reality TV personality Ted Nugent is emerging, even ahead of Donald Trump, as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s most embarrassing public supporter. Nugent is at it again, reacting to the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act by writing in the Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s Washington Times that America would have been better off had the South won the Civil War. A full Nugent rant, which might be subtitled “Robe Rage”: “The bottom line is that Chief Justice Roberts’ traitor vote will ensure more monumental spending and wasted taxes and put almost 15 percent of the...
  • Mexican Standoffish (Above average rant)

    07/01/2012 9:11:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Six Meat Buffet ^ | June 15, 2012 | Brian McMurphy
    Testy tyrant President Oblameless got to give a dress rehearsal of his The American President speech this afternoon in the Rose Garden. It’s not the first time we’ve seen it. After wiping his @$$ on the Constitution in front of the White House Stenography Pool, one brave reporter had the temerity to ask him a question in a stunning breach of lickspittle subservience etiquette that was adopted and strictly enforced immediately following the Peeved Prez’s Immaculation. Apparently asking a question is now considered “heckling”. It’s also very unpatriotic to yell out a question to the President before he can make...
  • Why I’d Trade My Timid Black President for a White Guy With No Fear (Wants Fr. Pfleger instead!)

    06/29/2012 12:47:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    News One For Black America ^ | June 26, 2012 | Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse Univ.
    I woke up this morning asking God if I could make a trade. Similar to the NBA, when you have one player on the team who isn’t performing at the level you’d hoped, you try to get someone else who fits the criteria necessary to help the team find victory. In this case, we are playing for Team Black America. Of course I know that America is not the kind of country that would elect someone like Father Michael Pfleger as its president. Father Pfleger is the kind of pastor that becomes the nightmare of anyone who chooses to live...
  • "Secession withdraws the State out of the reach of the usurped powers" - Abel P. Upshur

    06/28/2012 8:13:14 PM PDT · by Idabilly · 63 replies
    The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription ^ | July 4, 1776 | Honest People in search of Freedom
    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
  • Dubya's Legacies

    06/28/2012 1:25:12 PM PDT · by KantianBurke · 64 replies
  • 20% of New ObamaCare Waivers in Pelosi's District..5/17/11

    06/28/2012 1:04:29 PM PDT · by tflabo · 6 replies
    Daily Paul ^ | 5.17.2011 | stl4rp
    Pelosi’s district secured almost 20 percent of the latest issuance of waivers nationwide, and the companies that won them didn’t have much in common with companies throughout the rest of the country that have received Obamacare waivers.
  • Obama Campaign Recruiting Volunteers At Gay Pride Parades

    06/25/2012 11:02:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | June 25, 2012 | Pema Levy
    This month, the Obama campaign sent out hundreds of staffers and volunteers to gay pride events around the country in order to sign up more volunteers, reports the New York Times. “Pride is probably the best opportunity to engage the community in large, concentrated numbers,” Jamie Citron, the national L.G.B.T. vote director for the Obama campaign, said to the Times. About six weeks ago, President Obama became a supporter of legal gay marriage. From the Times: [H]undreds of Obama field staff members and volunteers…fanned out at a dozen gay pride celebrations across the country over the weekend with a meticulous...
  • Letter: Why we need Obamacare (Typical Democrat!)

    06/25/2012 10:43:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 25, 2012 | Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.),
    As we await the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare, some insurance companies are already telling consumers which of its many protections they will agree to “honor” if this historic law is thrown out [“Insurers ready for Supreme Court ruling on health care, June 20]. Allowing for-profit insurance companies to decide for themselves is no answer at all. One insurer is willing to keep dependents up to age 26 on their parents’ policy but won’t agree to eliminate pre-existing condition exclusions. Another may be willing to provide free preventive services but won’t stop charging women higher premiums. This week, we...
  • To All You Hunters Who Kill Animals for Food

    06/24/2012 10:55:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    DudeLOL ^ | January 15, 2012 | Ramirex
  • Jose Vargas: Obama's immigration policy has created 'a new normal' (He's an illegal!)

    06/19/2012 7:24:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    MSNBC's The Ed Show ^ | June 19, 2012 | Jordan Michael Smith
    Just days after President Obama inaugurated his new immigration policy, "there is a new normal when it comes to talking about immigration," said Jose Antonio Vargas. "There is a notable shift in the way our country and our politicians are talking about it," he said on Tuesday's episode of The Ed Show. "And I welcome that." A whole generation "now thinks the Republican Party is synonymous with being the anti-immigrant party," said Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who outed himself as an illegal immigrant last year...
  • President McCain 2008- What if McCain won the presidential election in 2008?

    06/16/2012 1:03:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    AllVoices ^ | June 15, 2012 | Amee Ellsworth
    The Presidential election of 2008 was one of the most important in the history of the United States. The economy was on the verge of complete collapse, and decisions had to be made to ensure the economy did not fail. Let’s imagine, if we can, how things would have been different if McCain had beat Obama. The McCain-Palin ticket offered something that could have made history. A female vice president of the United States would have been a huge step toward equality for women- especially in positions of power. Aside from that one historical marker that would have been positive...
  • Feds approve larger crowd for Burning Man

    06/16/2012 8:07:28 AM PDT · by redreno · 14 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Wednesday, June 13, 2012 | 10 a.m. | The Associated Press
    Ten thousand more people are expected to be on hand in the Nevada desert for this year's Burning Man festival after federal officials increased the event's attendance cap. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management issued a special recreation permit to the nonprofit behind Burning Man, San Francisco-based Black Rock City LLC, that allows 60,900 people to attend the arts festival, up from 50,000 last year. Officials announced the increase on Tuesday.
  • Preston's Politicals: Obama cuts to the chase, swooping in Hispanics and Gays by the millions

    06/15/2012 7:46:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Mobile Tribune ^ | June 15, 2012 | Preston Brady III
    Today Barack Obama came out the gate looking like the horse that wants to win the double crown. It's only June but the man is nasty and mean! I don't remember the name of the man who is running against him, but he's got his you know what cut out for him. Obama, according to most ultra-conservatives slapped legislative and judicial in the face today and announced immigration amnesty to some who are in the U.S. and considered illegal. Although the conservative airwaves are screaming Constitution and how can he, the fact is he can. Almost all executive officers of...
  • Exposed: The Convicted Bomber Harassing Conservative Bloggers (SWAT-ing)

    06/13/2012 3:19:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | June 13, 2012 | Doug Book
    Liar, killer, and convicted 1978 “Speedway Bomber” Brett Kimberlin is engaged in a part-time career of using police to harass, intimidate, and even facilitate the death of conservative bloggers across the nation. In what has come to be called “SWAT-ing,” Kimberlin and a number of suspected associates make bogus calls to 911 in order to report a serious domestic crime–in one instance, masquerading as a husband who admits to the brutal murder of his wife. Police respond with the dispatch of a SWAT team to the address provided in the call only to find, after breaking down the door and...
  • The Choomer in Chief: Obama's Early Years on Marijuana

    06/10/2012 8:22:16 AM PDT · by YankeeReb · 15 replies
    CelebStoner ^ | Saturday, 26 May 2012 | Staff
    Pres. Obama was a pothead growing up in Hawaii. When he and his smoking buddies got high, they called it "chooming." According to a new biography about the president, Davis Maraniss' Barack Obama: The Story, Barry Obama was the head of the Choom Gang. Barack Obama 1980The young Obama was known for his rules of marijuana engagement, such as "total absorption," which penalized premature exhaling. "Your turn was skipped the next time the joint came around," Maraniss writes. "Roof hits" are described as, "When they were chooming in a car, all the windows had to be rolled up so no...
  • The McCain-Palin administration: a 4-year trip to the paler side of purgatory (In their heads 24/7)

    06/09/2012 7:37:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    AllVoices ^ | June 9, 2012 | Veronica Roberts
    What would the U.S. look like if McCain/Palin had won the presidency in '08? Christianity 101, drilled into me through 10 years of Catholic schools from elementary to high school: Heaven and Hell, respectively, are places to work towards entering joyously and avoiding at all costs. Purgatory was that ambiguous place where souls not quite pure as the driven snow yet not as dark as the devil's--went to "dry out." Think of it as rehab for the slightly sinful before they could be rehabilitated into Heaven. Purgatory comes to mind envisioning a John McCainJohn McCain and Sarah PalinSarah Palin victory....
  • [P]rofessor, 65, 'moonlighted as a transsexual prostitute called Sasha...offering services for $60'

    06/09/2012 1:20:23 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 59 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 8 June 2012 | Rachel Quigley
    A cross-dressing University of Georgia professor was arrested after he offered his 'services' to an undercover officer in a hotel room while he was dressed as a woman called Sasha. German professor Max Reinhart, 65, was arrested on Thursday in Gwinnett County, Atlanta, on charges of prostitution and keeping a house of prostitution. He was dressed in drag and offered 30 minutes of his 'services' for just $60. -snip- He teaches German literature and history at the unviersity, and in particular focuses on the work of 18th-century writer, poet and artist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. His primary areas of research...
  • Is there a Ron Paul putsch under way?

    06/06/2012 8:21:57 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 102 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 06/05/12 | Pam Gellar
    Is a Paulian putsch being planned for the Republican National Convention? Newt Gingrich has warned that Republican leaders have not thought through “how they’re going to handle the convention in Tampa, and how they’re going to handle the Ron Paul forces.” The New York Sun reported that “what Mr. Gingrich seems to be worried about is the delegates that Congressman Paul is winning through his strategy of dealing with state conventions. The former speaker had just come from the convention at Georgia, where … the ‘Ron Paul people’ were out in force.” I have been receiving alarming emails concerning an...
  • Schools Boss Is Sacked Over Explicit E-Mails

    06/05/2012 10:46:06 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 22 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | June 4, 2012 | staff
    A series of sexually explicit e-mails sent by the superintendent of the Des Moines, Iowa public schools triggered her abrupt resignation last month, and subsequently cost the 57-year-old educator her new post atop the Omaha, Nebraska school system. The correspondence exchanged by Nancy Sebring and a man with whom she was having an extramarital affair were sent via her school e-mail account, a violation of the system's Internet-use guidelines. Many of Sebring’s racy e-mails were sent during the workday (and were sent/received on devices owned by the Des Moines school district).